Oakland Community College

Women's Art Show

The Womencenter's national annual women's juried art show, From Our Perspectives: A National Women's Art Exhibition, will be held September 24 - October 23, 2015 in the Smith Theatre Gallery at Oakland Community College's Orchard Ridge Campus. We look forward to a successful and powerful exhibit again this year!




Mary Rousseaux, our 2014 juror, had this to say about the show:

"Relationship:  the state of being or interrelated: the connecting or binding participants in a relationship: a specific instance or type of kinship.

I am so excited to have been selected as this year’s juror; the work was diverse and rich with content. The pieces I have selected for the exhibition reflect the ideas of relationships. Being a mother, a wife, an educator and an artist I have a broad understanding of the different types of relationships that we as women encounter throughout our lives. Each role is expressed with a different vocabulary, verbal and non-verbal. We communicate through a glance or a touch, a small intimate movement that reveals our emotions. The works in this show speak about the emotive expressions of the self, how we relate to others and the internal dialogue that plays out within. Colors and surface tensions begin to evoke a rich tapestry that draws the viewer into the image creating a conversation. It is the interplay of voices that I find to be so engaging in this body of work. At times the viewer is privy to a private moment becoming a voyeur and at others welcomed into the fold, each of these experiences serve to provoke change."

View a slideshow of the 2014 exhibit.

View a slideshow of the 2013 exhibit.

Previous years slideshows

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From Our Perspectives is open to all women artists nationwide. Up to three recent original works in all media, excluding video and performance, are eligible for jurying. There are purchase and cash awards.

For more information on From Our Perspectives, or to be placed on our mailing list, call (248) 522-3642 or email womenart@oaklandcc.edu